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CAD-to-CAD Best Practices, Challenges and How to Solve Them [LIVE WEBINAR]

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Heather McGaffin, ENP

Real-time, effective interoperable data sharing is essential in the 911 and first responder communities, especially as the industry transitions to Next Generation 911 (NG911). One necessary tool to accomplish this is CAD-to-CAD (also known as computer-aided dispatch to computer-aided dispatch, or CAD2CAD) interoperability.

CAD-to-CAD interoperability is not a new term—CAD systems have been used across the 911 community for decades. While CAD-to-CAD data exchanges have been implemented in several regions throughout the country, they are not yet a prevalent technology.Why is this? Agencies often struggle with the complexity associated with implementing CAD-to-CAD data sharing. Some examples of these challenges include initiating the conversation with neighboring agencies, overcoming technical hurdles, establishing governance structures and developing long-term plans to sustain their data exchanges.

If your organization is considering implementing CAD-to-CAD, or initiating a data exchange hub (DEH) to help share traffic and exchange data among disparate CAD systems, we’re hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00 PM ET that will provide tips and best practices to increase your CAD-to-CAD knowledge. We’ll be covering the questions we hear most from clients on this topic. You can register here.

Some of these questions include:

  • what are the benefits and how do these systems exchange information?
  • what are the technical hurdles?
  • what are some of the best practices we recommend from experience helping our clients?
  • what tips do we have for agencies looking to initiate conversations with their neighbors?

After our webinar, attendees will be armed with actionable ideas on how to move towards CAD-to-CAD interoperability.

If you’re interested in participating, it’s complimentary. Sign up today and make progress towards NG9-1-1 interoperability with this complimentary learning opportunity from MCP.


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